The Columbia basin and shrub-steppe lakes I visited this year fished extremely well. I'll be emailing my regional WDFW bio to say "thanks" for providing some really nice stillwater opportunities. I don’t have a long history on these water as I’ve only been in the neighborhood since 2007. And it helps that I spent quite a few days on the water with Irafly, who can sniff out a bobber bite anywhere there is one to be found. But thinking back over my fishing days this year, there was more consistency and greater numbers to the net than I’ve experienced in prior years. Interestingly, the biggest fish of the year (>20") were mostly found in put-and-take, general regs lakes. It also seems that some lakes produce much feistier fish than others (all 15" rainbows are NOT created equal). How were your home waters in 2012?